The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has accused journalists covering the state of fabricating stories, particularly with regards to his role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The governor who made the accusation on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital said he has declared ‘war’ on journalists in the state.
Amosun spoke at the Gateway Hall venue of the meeting between the governor, National Assembly members and other stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress.
The meeting was called to discuss the modalities for the registration of APC members in the state.
Amosun, who emerged from the meeting looking rather unhappy, vented his anger on the journalists when he was asked to comments on the event, angrily dared the journalists to publish all he was saying to them. He spoke in Yoruba.
He declared that the journalists in the state were not his friends, adding that he had only decided not to move against the journalists because it was not the first time they had written fabricated stories about him.
Amosun said in Yoruba, “Nka ti eri ohun ko ni e nko. Ohun to sele ni yen. Eyin na mo pe gbogbo nkan ti e nko yen, agbelero ni. E ki i se ore mi o! Write it o, that I said you are doing ‘agbelero’.
“E ti ko o; emi o kan soro mo ni o. Gbogbo agbelero ti e nko; se b’o ti sele simi ri, mo kan nwo yin ni; e maa lo ko lo! Mo ri pe enko loo, esi ma ko lo!”
Meaning (You journalists have been writing fabricated stories. You only write what you don’t see. You all know that you have been fabricating stories. You are not my friends, go and write it that I said you have been fabricating stories.
I just decided not to take any action. All the fabricated stories, it has happened to me, I’m only looking at you. Go on and keep fabricating stories. I can see you keep fabricating the stories, keep doing that).